Dorchester Court family's crowdfunder down to very last day!
A last gasp crowdfunding campaign by one family in Herne Hill's Dorchester Court facing eviction ends on Thursday October 22nd and is well short! The family has been renting on a fully private basis and recently took on a rent hike.
Tenants have recently been facing eviction from Dorchester Court by its owners, Manaquel Property Ltd. We are exploring a longer story and are waiting to hear from the owners or their local agents on this matter before posting. For now, however, please see the Just Giving fundraiser if you think you can help. While short of target, they do keep what they raise minus fees.
As you can see from the map below, Dorchester Court is a Grade II-listed estate located within Herne Hill, Dorchester Drive, Poplar Walk and Rollscourt Avenue.
It is comprised of eight blocks with 96 flats around a central landscaped courtyard, dating from 1933-4 by Leslie H Kemp and Frederick E Tasker. It was built on the site formerly occupied by large 19th century villas. The block pictured below is the same one in which the Kinsey family currently resides.